Month: January 2014

Private jets could actually save money

January 29, 2014

When people think of private jets, they tend to think about swank. As compared to commercial flight, they have a reputation as being consummately wasteful, the travel choice of the carelessly prodigal. They certainly aren't talked about as thrifty very often.

But maybe they should be. 

Aircraft ... Read More

Super Bowl big for small businesses

January 28, 2014

For small businesses in the Big Apple, next month's Super Bowl may seem like one of the major benefits of incorporating in New York. 

The city isn't exactly hurting for tourists' dollars, but the many visitors who will flock to see the ga... Read More

What the current small business landscape looks like

January 27, 2014

According to the Small Business Administration, a small business is defined as one with fewer than 500 employees. There are millions of such entities in the country -- 28 million to be precise, and of those, 22 million are run as sole proprietorships. That means that their owners haven't hired anybody else, and are simply a company unto themselves.

These businesses may be sma... Read More

What you need to know when choosing a registered agent

January 27, 2014

If you're considering incorporating your business in a different state, you're going to need a registered agent. For a small fee, this sort of service will allow you to maintain operations and receive important communications, while not being forced to a... Read More

Increase in business loans has bankers optimistic

January 23, 2014

As the United States continues to slough off the effects of recession, one metric stands out as particularly encouraging: business loans have soared to record rates, a trend with portends well for the economy as a whole. 

Bank executives have expressed positive expectations for the country's financial future. From their interactions, business customers have shown a level of h... Read More

What effect will Leo Strine have on business?

January 16, 2014

Last Wednesday, Delaware Governor Jack Markell nominated Leo Strine Jr. as his choice to be the next Chief Justice of the state's Supreme Court. It's a decision that makes a great deal of sense. Not only does he come with a reputation for hard work and a sharp legal mind, he was also the head of the Chancery Court, the country's leading forum for business-related disputes. Cle... Read More

You don’t need a lot of money to start a business

January 13, 2014

In the past, starting a business required a relatively large expenditure on infrastructure. You needed a storefront, or at least some place to set up shop where people could see the company's products or services. You probably needed to consult with a bank for funding or rely on the generosity of friends and family. Reaching your target consumer often involved being in the same geo... Read More

Six mistakes for the first time business owner to avoid

January 08, 2014

Successfully starting your own business is equal parts difficult and rewarding. Forming a limited liability corporation can give you both the freedom and oversight to realize your creative visions. However, there are some pitfalls to avoid.

1. Focusing only ... Read More

Five critical resources for any potential business owner

January 07, 2014

Starting a business is difficult, and you're going to have questions. If you're looking for some guidance, here are five valuable resources that can help you deal with any issues that might arise.

The United States Small Business Administration: This is the go-to government resource when it comes to opening up your small business. It has info... Read More